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Democracy Now! Monday, May 5, 2003


Published May 5, 2003


Israeli Troops Shoot Dead Another Journalist in the Occupied Territories, According to Witnesses: James Miller Was An Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
Another journalist has been killed in the Occupied Territories. James Miller was an award-winning British documentary filmmaker.

33 Years Ago Yesterday, US National Guardsmen Fired Into a Crowd of People at Kent State University Who Were Protesting the Vietnam War, Killing Four
We’ve just been talking about the Israeli military’s killing of British journalist James Miller. Another British journalist based in the region, Justin Huggler, told Democracy Now! he believes the US military is partly to blame. He said when US soldiers fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, killing two journalists, it sent a message to armies around the world that it is okay to kill journalists.

Patriot Raid: Citing Homeland Security & Patriot Act, Ins Raids NYC Restaurant, Questions Staff at Gunpoint and Detains Patrons
“A month ago I experienced a very small taste of what hundreds of South Asian immigrants and U.S. citizens of South Asian descent have gone through since 9/11, and what thousands of others have come to fear. I was held, against my will and without warrant or cause, under the USA PATRIOT Act. While I understand the need for some measure of security and precaution in times such as these, the manner in which this detention and interrogation took place raises serious questions about police tactics and the safeguarding of civil liberties in times of war…”

Operation Homeland Resistance: As Immigration Detainees Complain About Mistreatment in Jail, a Coalition of Activists Plan New Campaign to Oppose the War at Home
Opposition against the Patriot Act continues to grow. Later today a coalition of immigration and human rights groups are launching a new campaign called Operation Homeland Resistance to protest the Patriot Act and the war on home post 9/11.

As the US Considers Normalizing Relations with the Indonesia Army, We Talk with Lesley Mcculloch, a Scottish Academic Who Was Recently Released From An Aceh Jail
The US Ambassador to Indonesia said last week the United States wants to normalize relations with the Indonesian army. But Ambassador Ralph Boyce said obstacles remain, including suspicions that Indonesian soldiers were involved in the murder of two American teachers.


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